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Araneus alboventris ? - Araneus alboventris - male

Araneus alboventris ? - Araneus alboventris - Male
Glasgow, Rockbridge County, Virginia, USA
July 1, 2012
Size: 2-3 mm
While not an exact match for the alboventris, it's the closest thing I could find.
It is definitely a male.
This guy slipped into my truck window while I was going to my favorite spider spot, and posed on the dashboard.

Images of this individual: tag all
Araneus alboventris ? - Araneus alboventris - male Araneus alboventris ? - Araneus alboventris - male Araneus alboventris ? - Araneus alboventris - male

Moved to Araneus alboventris
Moved from Spiders.

Based on Levi's description ".. can be recognized immediately by their unique red-bordered black patch on the golden yellow background".

Your specimen has a little different pattern than I'm used to seeing, which makes it pretty cool. Also your images appear to have deeper colors than I'm used to seeing. I'm not sure if you're doing any extra saturation to your images, but if you are it's best to stick to the natural colors when posting here since other people will be using your images to ID their spiders in the future.

Thanks for posting. It's a really cool spider. (juvenile male by the way)

ID Photos
Thank you, Lynette, for taking the time to comment and offer those great tips for future additions.

I use a Nikon D-80 with either a Sigma 105mm, or Nikon 105mm Micro + a Kenco 1.4 Teleconverter for my macros. I also have a 25mm tube that I will break out once in a while.

My problem is the lighting. I'm working on that now with some homemade diffusers.

That seems right to us
Lynette has limited access right now, so it may be a week or more till we hear from her for confirmation.

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